CLEVELAND (AP) — His team already sunk, Browns coach Hue Jackson is taking the plunge.
Jackson said Wednesday he’ll make good on his promise to jump in Lake Erie because of his team’s horrible record. After the Browns went 1-15 last year, Jackson vowed that if Cleveland was ever that bad again he would swim in the lake. Well, the Browns are 0-15 heading into Sunday’s finale at Pittsburgh. A loss would make the Browns just the second team to lose all 16 games.
Jackson said he’s not happy about having to make the swim, but “I have to make do on my word. I made a statement, I gotta back it up.”
Jackson wants to turn his dip into a positive and raise money for his foundation, which raised awareness and fights human trafficking.
Reminded that the lake is frozen this time of year, Jackson said he’ll make the swim at his convenience.
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